Jennifer Saunders confirms she's writing 'AbFab' movie

absolutelyfabulousJennifer Saunders has confirmed she is in the process of writing Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. Saunders and co-star Joanna Lumley last returned to the iriconic roles of Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone for a trio of special episodes shown in 2011 and 2012, and ever since Saunders have been asked about when she will be bringing the much-loved sitcom to the big screen. “I am writing the film as we speak – it’s in the pipeline," Saunders said at the Hay Festival over the weekend, the South Wales Evening Post reports. Saunders - who created the sitcom with Dawn French, and wrote every episode - then added: "I am hoping it will be released by the end of next year." In February of this year, recurring AbFab cast member Christopher Malcolm, who played Edina's gay ex-husband Justin, passed away at the age of 67. It has yet to be confirmed whether Lulu will be returning to her popular AbFab role as a version of herself for whom champagne is inevitably ordered.